Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robert Andrew Forsyth

In memory of:

Private Robert Andrew Forsyth

April 9, 1917

Vimy, France

Military Service


Service Number:

430282

Age:

39

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Pioneers

Division:

3rd

Additional Information


Born:

November 30, 1877
London, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

March 3, 1915
Victoria, British Columbia

Brother of Edith Forsyth, of 83, Mary St., Scunthorpe, Lincs., England.

Commemorated on Page 238 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. C. 18.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial – War Memorial, Fernie and District, British Columbia.  Dedicated by Lord Byng on  May 24th, 1922.   Inscribed:  ERECTED TO PERPETUATE OUR HONOURED DEAD AND THOSE WHO CARRIED ON IN THE GREAT WAR FROM FERNIE B.C. AND DISTRICT.
  • Inscription – Detail of statue and names listed on the War Memorial for Fernie and District, British Columbia.

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